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Sparks Fly



Teaching Ideas Using the Internet

Economics Connections

Economics Is Fun

VDOE—Economics Connections for the Elementary Strand

Click on link and the Adobe Acrobat file will open the materials

Innovative Classroom

Lesson ideas, activities for students, time management in the classroom.

Great set of certificates to use with students (go to Archive,


Gateway at Cornell University

Elementary Economics SOL/Literature Connections

Excellent site with links to lessons that integrate literature and the economics strand of the Virginia Standards of Learning

Economics/Literature Connections

The Goat in the Rug

Can’t You Make Them Behave, King George?

Make Way for Ducklings

Novels with Literature connections

Connections for 32 books to the Economics Strand

Education Planet—gateway to lesson plans, activities, games, and ideas


California TeachNet Web Links for Economics

ProTeacher—Especially for the Elementary Teacher

Connections+  Lesson Plans and Ideas

EduPlace—Economics Ideas and Lessons

Maryland Online Teacher Resource—economic indicator, activities, literature connections, lesson plans

Grade 1 Links Page from Shoreline Social Studies Curriculum

Knowledge Network Economics Links—K-12 Resources

Economic Lesson Plan Links to Resources

Texas Links to Governmental Agencies that deal with Economic Issues

Access Indiana Lesson Plans

This page last updated on 06/25/00.

Dr. Cynthia Sparks is the Supervisor of Social Studies for Chesapeake Public Schools.  She is also an Adjunct Faculty member for the University of Virginia, Troy State University, and Old Dominion University.